Road 96 is a ride in which your journey is assembled from parts, and each attempt to reach the border of a similar fictional America plays out differently. Now it is getting a prequel. Road 96: Mile 0 stars Zoe, one of the hitchhikers who could join you in the original, and her best friend Kaito, and has “psychedelic music rides” .
Here is the announcement trailer:
96th Street has seven different hitchhikers you can choose from, although Zoe is supposed to be the main character. Kaito, her poor hometown friend, is a completely new character. Mile 0 appears to be set to explore their relationship, their “oppositional backgrounds and beliefs”, while also offering a reason why Zoe left to join the trip she was on. at 96th Street.
Without making a narrative choice, you’ll play rhythm-based segments in which the characters skate or skate through abstract courses that reflect the character’s emotional journey.
This may sound hard to thread, but Road 96 got it right a lot in terms of political complexity, character diversity, and how it allows players to influence the story. Alice B was full of praise for that of her Road Rating 96.
Suffice it to say, you quickly realize that person X has a relationship with person Y with person Z, and all the stories form a web where you only see a few strands at a time. The clever thing is that they can appear in any order. If you were told the story from start to finish, all linearly and neatly, it probably wouldn’t be as engaging, and you would spot twists and turns from a mile away. But because you never know who you’ll meet next, there’s always a bit of suspense after each loading screen. “I hope,” you think to yourself, “I’ll have another Stan and Mitch scene next. I haven’t seen them since we escaped on their motorbikes by throwing the money they hit. stolen into the windshield of the police in pursuit.”
Hopefully Mile 0 has the same variety, complexity, and surprises even if it focuses on two characters rather than a team. There’s not much time left to wait: it’s out On steam on the 4th of April.